Little T, big bat: Tony Gwynn, Jr. did something Tuesday he had never done in at least his last 227 Spring Training and regular-season at-bats in the big leagues: He hit a home run.Gwynn, who tripled in his first at-bat and hit the ball hard all day, connected on a two-run shot off Chicago's Sean Gallagher in the fourth inning. It was Gwynn's first long ball since he hit four at Triple-A Nashville in 2006. He was with the Brewers earlier that spring and hit a pair of Cactus League home runs, but he had been blanked in the big leagues since. Gwynn is among the candidates to man center field while Mike Cameron serves a 25-game suspension to start the season, and Yost saw the 25-year-old pressing to impress early in camp. "But that happens early in the spring when you get that opportunity," Yost said. "What I'm looking for from him is some consistency, and quit worrying about getting hits. I want to see good at-bats." Focused: Fielder had Tuesday off, but that did not change the approach of the guy who likely will hit behind him this season. Left fielder Ryan Braun went 1-for-3 with an RBI single and was hit by a pitch. He's hitting .273 in Cactus League games and is focused on seeing pitches this spring. "I'm going to try real hard to be more selective this year, especially if I line up behind Prince," Braun said. "They'll be pretty careful how they pitch me, and it's up to me to be as selective as possible." Braun has a .400 on-base percentage so far this spring after batting .324 with a .370 on-base mark last year on the way to winning NL Rookie of the Year honors. He said it: "That should have been yesterday." -- Yost, on the news of Green Bay quarterback Brett Favre's retirement Tuesday morning. On Monday, the Brewers slogged through a three-plus-hour loss that Yost would have preferred to banish to the back pages of the sports section. Last call: The March 28-29 exhibitions against the Royals will go no longer than 10 innings, a club spokesperson announced Tuesday. Tickets to those games -- $10 in all areas -- are on sale now. ... Former Brewer Chad Fox surrendered a couple of runs and was on the hook for the loss for the Cubs before they rallied to force extra innings. Fox, who was with the Brewers from 1998-2002, has not pitched in the Majors since 2005 and is attempting another comeback from elbow troubles. ... The Milwaukee County Transit System unveiled its "My Ride for the Generation" bus, which has graphics inside and out that celebrate transit history in Milwaukee. The Brewers and We Energies sponsored the bus, which will operate for one year. Up next: Right-hander Dave Bush and left-hander Manny Parra are scheduled to be first and second out of the gate when the Brewers travel to Surprise, Ariz., on Wednesday to face the Rangers. Lefty Matt Harrison is scheduled to be the starter for Texas.
Adam McCalvy is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.